INTERCOMP - Development of Educators' Intercultural Competencies


The INTERCOMP project has the objective to develop the intercultural competencies of school educators, university educators and in informal education. The aim is to develop a relevant educational course to address the needs of educators interacting with students, who have a refugee background. In the first instance, the focus will be on primary and secondary schools.


As part of the project, 40 educators will be recruited in each of the five partner countries (Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Cyprus). Educators with an awareness on intercultural education will also be recruited as advisor for the content and delivery mode of the educational material. A group of refugee students will also be interviewed. Surveys for all groups will be developed by the University of Utrecht.


Project partners of this ERASMUS+ funded project include project lead Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), ICSSPE (Germany), the University of Bolsano (Italy), the University of Utrecht (Netherlands), the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (Cyprus) as well as the First Experimental Primary School of Thessaloniki (Greece).


Project partners will be collecting data in their countries, conduct and participate in multiplier and dissemination events and design and execute quality assurance methodology of the project with the final aim to develop policy recommendations by the end of 2024.